SDSF Flow Trail Update: Mick’s Automotive 3/29 volunteer work day recap; Specialized Bicycles 4/14 work day open for registration
Mick’s Automotive SDSF Flow Trail Volunteer Work Day Recap
53 volunteers showed up at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) this past Sunday March 29 to build a bridge, compact berms and do renaturalization on Trail Head Cyclery-sponsored segment 6 of the flow trail. Whole Foods fueled volunteers with coffee and breakfast treats, and Mick’s Automotive provided tasty lunches and post-workday snacks from Summit Store. Volunteers also enjoyed post-workday cold beverages donated by Ninkasi Brewing and a generous raffle sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal and Ibis. Raffle prizes included a sweatshirt and canopy tour courtesy Mt. Hermon Adventures Redwood Canopy Tours, assorted Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) product, a Platypus water filtration system, Ninkasi brew, ASJ trucker hats and t-shirts, and more.
Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who came together for Sunday’s productive work event, and much appreciation to land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for partnering with us for this unique and innovative project.
Next volunteer work day: Tuesday 4/14, a special weekday event presented by Specialized Bicycles
On Tuesday April 14, Specialized Bicycles will be hosting a, well, special weekday work event. Look for a number of Specialized pro riders—in town for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and Sea Otter Classic—to be pitching in with us on this work day. Sign up for the Specialized Bicycle’s work day HERE.
You Dig, You Ride! And All Are Welcome!
500 unique volunteers have donated 5,000 hours of labor to build flow trail segments 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 — and 6 is just about complete as well. Everyone is welcome to pitch in — no trail work experience required! Our supportive, experienced crew leaders and trail builders will teach you techniques and make a confident trail builder out of you in no time flat. Plus, volunteer trail workers get to test ride and dial in new sections of the flow trail—how cool is that?!
Keep in mind that trail work days may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather and/or hazardous conditions.
**Registration for volunteer trail work days is REQUIRED. Sign up for the Specialized Bicycles 4/14 event HERE.**
Other ways you can help with the flow trail project:
- JOIN OUR WEEKDAY DIG CREW: We also hold informal work days during the week Tuesday through Friday, weather permitting. Contact us for further details if you can join us.
- ASSIST WITH OTHER TASKS: If you want to help out, but aren’t keen on digging, there are still lots of ways you can help out without breaking a sweat; check out our Help Wanted page for ways you can get involved.
- DONATE: We can always use raffle items to reward our volunteers with, and certain equipment useful for trail building. Learn more about how you can support flow trail and other trail building projects here.
- TAKE OUR SURVEY: Have you ridden the flow yet? We want to know what you think. Your feedback will help us evaluate our work — chime in here.